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Harvard's First High-Altitude Station

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Barbara L. Welther

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA  02138




A review is given of the science and politics of some events that took place a century ago when Edward Pickering, the fourth director of Harvard College Observatory, set out to put telescopes on mountain tops in both the northern and southern hemispheres.


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